Palliative and Hospice Care from the Patient’s Viewpoint

Palliative and Hospice Care from the Patient’s Viewpoint

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The essay will look at palliative and hospice care from the perspective of the patient and family. It will include the “experience of death” and how the care adapts
from aggressive treatment to symptom and pain management. Included in the paper will be a discussion on what patients fear most, advanced care directives, and
emotional support for the family. References to include:
Fine, P. G., & Davis, M. S. (2017). Lessons from the Hospice Benefit for Advanced Illness Care. Generations, 41(1), 58-67

Gawande, A. (2014). Being mortal: Medicine and what matters in the end (First edition.). New York, New York: Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company.

Kubler-Ross, E. (1993). On Death and dying: what the dying have to teach doctors, nurses, clergy, and their own families. New York: Simon & Schuster

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. (2015). NHPCO’s Facts and Figures:Hospice Care in America 2015 Edition. Retrieved from National Hospice and
Palliative Care Organization website: https://www.nhpco.org/sites/default/files /public/Statistics_Research/2015_Facts_ Figures.pdf